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Barmouth SlabsGwynedd, WALES
Climbs 27 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 213m a.s.l – Faces SE
It looks as though there is scope for more routes above the slab area. Having said that it did look as though there might be problems with the rock crumbling, as there appeared to be some rather large pins holding the rock together! Perhaps this was an old quarry area.
There is also some good bouldering to be found on some of the outcrops above the crag and around to the north side of the crag too.
Climbs at this crag
There are signs saying no climbing, but also a telephone number to get a permit to climb. The number is 01341 247284. The charge to climb is £2.50 per person (in August 2006). The man (sorry, don't know his name) seems friendly enough. (note 2007 - this crag is now on access land and the no climbing sign has been mostly scrubbed off. It seems permits are required for group use but not individually?)
As you come into Barmouth from Dolgellau, the road takes a sharp left. Here (right on the bend) there is a road leading off up the hill. Follow this all the way until you reach the parking for the 'Panorama walk'. Park here. Then follow the road opposite the parking area all the way up the hill until you reach the crags. About five minutes.
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